Master of Arts in Political Science

Post Graduate Courses M.A Political Science

Master of Arts in Political Science

Political science is the study of political values, institutions, processes, and policies. Political scientists seek to understand the underlying ways in which power, authority, rules, constitutions and laws affect our lives. MA Political Science is a two years regular degree program and this course at BFIT is affiliated to HNB Garhwal Central University.

 The study of political science prepares one for life as an informed citizen, ready to participate in political activities within interest groups or political parties; related to community organization and political advocacy; or even service as an elected or appointed official.Political science is the study of people and societies struggling with great and enduring issues such as war and peace, order and freedom, and justice and equality. Understanding how and why those issues are resolved, or fail to be resolved, is at the heart of education in political science.

A master’s degree in Political Science gives students a varied background in areas like analytical skills, research, writing and debating skills. Students graduate ready to take on roles and responsibilities that help them to become leaders in private business and government. A political science students conducts surveys, analyses election results, interview relevant individuals and scrutinize available documentation. Some even attend legal proceedings and observe public events. Other tasks include: Consulting work with governmental officials, Identifying, researching, analyzing and advocating public issues, Preparing reports and documents, Writing articles for publications in the newspapers, magazines and journals, Advisors to the constitutional posts as the President, the Governor etc.


*The candidate should be passed the Bachelors examination from any recognized University or its equivalent examination and secured minimum 45% marks (40% is case of SC/ST candidates).
* Candidates who have appeared or who are likely to appear for the qualifying examination i.e. B.A or equivalent but whose results have not been as yet declared can also go ahead for the admission.

Career Scope

Student pursuing studies in political science can choose a career according to his/her choice. After completing bachelors/masters program in political science, several opportunities are available in both government and private sectors. Politics, public administration, law, and marketing fields are always in need of good political scientists. Political scientists even can opt for campaign management, polling and electoral politics, and university and college teaching. The career prospects in political science have widened enough in the voluntary organization sectors, such as NGOs. The international voluntary organizations, like UNO, have huge scopes for proficient political scientists across the world. Besides, they can join media houses as political journalists and political researchers/analysts. What’s more, they can become members of Parliament or State Legislative Assemblies, or serve various political parties as party president, party member, or activist.

Job Prospective

As a political science students, one can work for a Government, a think tank (research organization), a non-profit organization, a political lobby group, college or university, or even a business house. Some of the areas include: Public Administration,  Public Planning, Social Policy, Academics, Public affairs, Analysis, International relations / International Affairs, Diplomacy, Archivist, Foreign Correspondent, Intelligence expert, City Planner, Diplomat International Organization, Executive Advisor, Translator with a Foreign Envoy.Politics affects virtually every aspect of our lives, including the availability of education, jobs, housing and healthcare. Whether countries are at war or at peace depends both on what governments do and who supports them. The demand for political science research is growing because of increasing interest in politics, foreign affairs, and public policy, including social and environmental policy issues, healthcare, and immigration.

A political scientist conducts surveys, analyses election results, interview relevant individuals and scrutinize available documentation. Some even attend legal proceedings and observe public events. Other tasks include:

  • Consulting work with governmental officials.
  • Identifying, researching, analyzing and advocating public issues.
  • Preparing reports and documents.
  • Writing articles for publications in the newspapers, magazines and journals.
  • Advisors to the constitutional posts as the President, the Governor etc.
  • Admission Process

    Admission Process-

    1. Admissions in Post Graduate Course- M.Sc Political Science   is on the basis of merit of graduation marks and personal interview.

    2. You can fill the online registration form available on the website and pay Rs. 5000/- online as the registration fee. If interested and eligible, Apply Online here

    3. Alternatively, for the Seat registration you can deposit money by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.

    4. Selected students will be intimated over email/phone.

    5. On the date of scheduled joining time the student shall report at the venue on time, wherein briefing of the institute, rules and regulations etc. shall be given to the students. The students should carry the following documents along with the following certificates in original for verification:

    * 8 passport size photographs
    * TC & Migration Certificate. * Character certificate from the last school attended
    * Marks sheet of Graduation & pass certificate.
    * 10th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * 12th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * Two sets of photocopies of all the above documents.
    * Copies of extracurricular / sports or any other major achievement done on basis of which additional consideration is being made.

    Upon verification of the above documents, the candidates shall appear for their Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
    1. If any of the above mentioned documents are not available, then the admission given shall be provisional basis unless submitted. The required documents will have to be submitted latest by 25th July 2018.
    2. The merit list is drawn on the basis of weightage as under-

    Graduation – 50%
    Personal Interview – 50%

    A merit list will be drawn on the basis of above. Those shortlisted, an offer/short listing letter will be sent to them. On Receipt of the above letter, students need to confirm their admission within 15 days of receiving the communication and deposit the course fee.
    The fee can be deposited online through our website or by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.
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    3. Students confirmed for admission shall have to deposit the balance fee for the first year within next 30 days of confirmation of admission. Those students wishing to avail a bank loan and requiring extra time shall make a request within 3 weeks of confirmation of admission. Additional time to deposit the fee or as deemed fit by the selection committee will be granted only on an undertaking that in case the fee is not deposited till the due date, the seat may be allotted to another candidate. In case of sanction of higher loan amounts, the balance will be refunded to the students.

  • Course Structure


    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-111 ) Western Ancient and Mediaval Political Thought
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-112 ) Comparative Politics
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-113 ) Indian Political System
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-114 ) International Relations
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-115 ) Research Methodology
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-116 ) Local Self Government in India


    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-117 ) Western Modern Political Thought
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-118 ) Modern Political Systems
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-119) International Organizations
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-120) Foreign Policies of Major Countries
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-121) Indian Administrations
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-122) Project Work


    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-123 ) Indian Political Thought
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-124 ) India’s Foreign Policy
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-125 ) Public Administration
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-126-A ) Politics of International Financial Institutions
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-126-B ) Regional Development in India
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-126-C ) Parties and Electoral Politics in India
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-127-A ) Politics of International Trade
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-127-B ) Politics of Himalayan States
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-127-C ) Contemporary Politics in India
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-127-B ) Regional Organizations
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-128-B ) Financial Administration in India
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E128-C ) Women Empowerment


    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-129 ) Theories of International Politics
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-130 ) International Law
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.C-131 ) Dissertation
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-132-A ) Contemporary International Politics
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.-E-132-B ) Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-132-C ) Contemporary Problems of Democracy
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-133-A ) Human Rights
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-133-B ) Modern Political Analysis
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-133-C ) Global Terrorism
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-134-A ) Politics of Environment and Development
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-134-B ) Modern Political Ideologies
    • ( SOS-POL.SC.E-134-C ) Peace, Security and Conflict
  • Fee Structure

    DetailsIst Year IInd Year
    Form Fee Rs. 500/-NA
    Registration FeeRs. 3,000/-NA
    Campus Fee Rs. 7,500/-NA
    Other Charges (Uniform, Lab practical, Seminar etc.)Rs. 11,500/-NA
    Tuition FeeRs. 35,000/-Rs. 35,000/-
    Library Rs. 3,000/- Rs. 3,000/-
    Other Charges (ID card/Marathon/SMS etc.)Rs. 940/-NA
    Medical Consultation ChargesRs. 800/-Rs. 800/-
    Placements Rs. 4000/-Rs. 4000/-
    Dissertation/Internship/Training Charges (wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)
    University Exam Fee As per the University Norms As per the University Norms

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